|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #11 - Mozart’s ‘Haydn’ Quartets - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Both string quartets featured in this podcast were published as part of a group of six string quartets Mozart dedicated to Haydn, and Haydn’s influence shows. The first quartet on the program, number 16, takes a great deal from Haydn’s string quartets. The first movement begins with a slow, somewhat mysterious, introduction, and moves on to a good-humored romp, full of Haydn’s playful style. The third movement, the minuet, also delights in unexpected hesitations and interruptions...
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|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #8 - Mozart: Not Just a Prodigy - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Because Mozart wrote and played music so well from such an early age, there is a commonly held view that he always composed with extraordinary ease, that his works were the product of a sort of divine inspiration. But scholars now realize that, while Mozart did write extraordinary music, it was not always so simple for him. In the dedication of Mozart’s string quartets, he calls them the “fruits of a long and laborious endeavor.” Characterized by adventurous chromaticism and intricate fuga...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Mozart; Borromeo String Quartet; Paula Robison; Gardner Chamber Orchestra; Douglas Boyd
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #19 - Contrasting Beethoven and Mozart|
This week, some music of contrast. Beethoven wrote the single movement "Alegretto" piano trio for a ten year old girl from Vienna. He wrote in the dedication that he hoped the piece would bring "encouragement in pianoforte playing." The simple but showy piano part was probably written by Beethoven to allow the young player to shine. The allegretto will be followed by Mozart's G minor string quintet...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Beethoven; Mozart; Claremont Trio; Orion String Quartet; Ida Kavafian
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #15 - Write What You Know: Beethoven and Mozart - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Generations of writing teachers have passed down the familiar edict: write what you know. In this week’s episode of the concert we’ll hear two composers who heeded that advice. Beethoven made his recital debut as a pianist at just eight years old, and he studied and played the instrument all his life. Being a baroque keyboard player was a bit like being a modern jazz pianist today; you were expected to have a strong foundation in harmony, so that you could improvise variations or play in ens...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Beethoven; Mozart; Gleb Ivanov; Orion String Quartet; Ida Kavafian
|ISGM Podcast: The Concert #2 - Mozart Mini-Marathon - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum|
Join us for two performances celebrating the 250th birthday of music’s most notorious prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These concerts, recorded live during our Mozart Marathon in January 2006, feature some of our favorite soloists as well as the Gardner Chamber Orchestra, the museum’s resident ensemble. To start, violinist Corey Cerovsek and pianist Jeremy Denk perform Mozart’s delightful violin sonata in E minor...
Keywords: Gardner Museum; museum; podcast; the concert; classical music; Mozart; Corey Cerovsek; Jeremy Denk; Kim Kashkashian; Gardner Chamber Orchestra; Douglas Boyd
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